May Allah aid you in all your efforts to come closer to Him and grant you the sweetness that can only be found in preforming deeds to seek His pleasure aameen.
May Allah grant you goodness in this life and the next and may He protect you from the fire aameen.
We wanted to share something else that we feel, with Allah’s permission, may help during those times when we feel like we’re stuck with our memorisation.
As we become more and more submerged in the world of social media, surrounded by virtual friends, many will honestly say that they’ve never felt more alone.
Some of us have become so used to being alone and doing everything by ourselves that we’ve forgotten how nice it can be to share an activity with someone else.
There were times when I worked alone and things were great but there were also other times when I struggled to stay motivated. I’d end up criticising myself when my goals weren’t met. Sometimes I’d feel guilty for not trying hard enough. I remember the relief I felt when I finally found someone to help me along with my hifdh. I’ll also never forget how starting this blog gave me some of the best support and encouragement I’d ever had during my journey. May Allah bless everyone that ever encouraged or made dua for us all aameen.
If you ever find yourself in a slump and are trying to memorise alone, maybe its time you reached out for some help. Make dua and ask Allah for His assistance, then try telling a family member or a friend what you’re doing and ask them to check on you every so often. They may even decide to join you!
If you don’t have a teacher helping you, try enrolling for a course, having a teacher to monitor you and your progress can be very helpful. If you have a teacher and are still having difficulty, talk to them about the way you’re feeling, let them help you. You can also ask them if they have any other students that you can partner with to help motivate each other.
The ummah of Muhammad (salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) has been favoured above all other nations that have come before it. This is mentioned in the Qur’an when Allah says (English translation)
You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. 3:110
in Surah al-Asr Allah tells us (English rendition)
(2) Indeed, mankind is in loss (3) Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience. 103:2-3
The thing these ayat share in common is that Allah favours those that help each other to do good. To enjoin what is right is to help and encourage others to do good deeds. To advise each other to the truth has been explained as those who call others to obedience and to leave off what is haram.
I pray that Allah blesses us with righteous companions that call us to perform good deeds and when they need to, warn us against things that Allah has made haram. May we have good companions and may we be good companions aameen